The central government is considering a mechanism under which domestic air passengers can be given the convenience of traveling with the least hassle. The central government is considering that people who have received both the doses of the vaccine will not need the RT-PCR report to travel anywhere in the country.
At present, it is necessary to give RT-PCR report to those passengers who travel from those states, where still more cases of Kovid are coming.
It is the right of the states to ask for RT-PCR report- Puri
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told news agency ANI that a joint team of some ministries with the Health Ministry is in discussion to take a final decision on this mechanism. This decision will not be only of the Civil Aviation Ministry.
Various agencies and health experts working with the government will also be involved in this. They will take a decision keeping in mind the interests of all the passengers. Health is a state issue. Asking for RT-PCR report from a passenger while entering the state comes completely under the jurisdiction of that state.
In opposition to the vaccine passport for international travel, India
Hardeep Puri said that in the G-7 meeting, we opposed the vaccine passport. Given the current state of the pandemic, we are concerned about this vaccine passport. Vaccination rates are still low in developing countries as compared to developed countries. In such a situation, allowing international passengers to travel on the basis of vaccine passport is a biased idea.
What are the benefits of Vaccine Passport?
In this era of Corona, many countries have banned the entry of travelers coming from outside countries to their countries due to fear of infection. At the same time, in countries where entry is open, travelers coming from outside have to stay in quarantine for a long time. If the Vaccine Passport is implemented, then the passengers can be exempted from the quarantine.